The Sunday Photo Fiction prompt (here) featured this shower picture today (photo credit: Fandango). The dent in the soap had me thinking. The dent, but also the bar of soap looked like an expensive all-natural blend. Then I heard that there are these Kohler shower heads that cost around 1,500 dollars (yikes).
Lastly, I have been thinking about perspective lately, the ol’ “it’s all how you look at it” kind of thinking.
And the following fiction piece unfolded:
Standing There in the Shower (word count: 200 words)
Using twenty-dollar soap and a thousand-dollar, air-injected showerhead, I had a knot in my stomach.
“Never forget the trials that shaped you – changed you,” ran through my mind.
I was back on 5th avenue
Back in the saddle, so to speak.
But with a new outlook
Perspective with mystique.
Humility does this
eating Humble pie
washes away pride
Hard times can sculpt new hues
If properly worked through
humans can easily forget
easily adjust to new normal
Former trials become distant memories
Please let that
Let me stay respectful of hard times -that left and will likely come again.
May I remember life is not power and stuff
Life is found in work, friends, and love
Please, God, don’t let me indulge my ego or forget past pain
Keep my demandingness going down the drain
You raised me up from the ashes
from depths of despair
brought me here
revived my soul, new road
No longer only in self-satisfying mode
Still have “proper” self-care
but more others’ minded
living to give
Not consuming and merely collecting
I will NOT be forgetting…
was cleansed and shaped from hard seasons